Discover the imaginative, quality wines of
Nuova Scuola at our stunning
tasting room / winery . . .
Our range offers a unique selection of lessor known but equally delicious
varieties that will have you trying something new in your glass every night!
The Nuova Scuola Philosophy
At Nuova Scuola we believe it is time to throw aside tradition and let go of the over thrashed varieties that fill the rows of bottle shops everywhere. Its time to embrace a new way of thinking about wine! We think it is about time more of us get our lips around some locally grown versions of a few of the fantastic old world varieties that the rest of the world has been clued into since ancient times but we have forgotten! Try our wines for yourself or even better, join our wine club to receive 2 packs of wine per year and bonus membership benefits.
Who We Are
Stefano and Sarah . . so who are we? Well we are wine lovers from opposite sides of the globe that fell in love with each other and with making our own wines in our own style. We are both qualified winemakers, and after venturing backward and forward working in countries all over the world, making wine, and honing our craft, we have taken the plunge in the beautiful South Burnett, Queensland, moving our family to settle down in this beautiful rural area. As we developed the Nuova Scuola (new school) brand we have been working to discover what varieties can really work in this up and coming region, and we are so excited to be finally making our own wines based on the philosophy of working with the region and with the climate. What we are discovering is how some of the old school varieties may be just what is needed to produce something great.
We began with small parcels fruit which we purchased from local growers, before jumping right in the deep end and purchasing our own property. Our range has grown to include Sparkling Verdelho, Viognier, Maria Gomes, Tempranillo, Nebbiolo and Sangiovese, and we are always experimenting with new varieties and styles.
All chosen not only because they are so much better suited to our emerging regions and grow so fantastically in our new world climates but because they are filled with amazing flavours and textures!
visit our cellar door
Our cellar door tasting room overlooks the stunning Barambah Valley and offers a unique wine tasting experience allowing our customers to chat directly with the winemakers as they taste.
In order to offer our customers an exclusive, private and personal experience
our cellar door will be OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
You will get to taste our wines with your own private group and with one of us not just a cellar door attendant.
We are happy to take appointments 7 days a week between 10am and 5pm.
Simply click the link below or visit our Book Your Visit page and select the service you would like,
and the available date and time that suits!
Booking can be made at available times up until 2 hours prior to the arrival time.
You can choose between:
Private tasting in our picturesque cellar door / winery overlooking the vineyard $5/head.
(tasting fee fully discounted on purchase of your first bottle).
Private guided vineyard tour and tasting complete with a crisp glass of bubbles as your take your tour, followed by a full tasting with winemaker Stefano or Sarah, plus view our small scale winery and taste our award winning fortified directly from the barrel! $15/head.
Private Tasting with one of us plus a delicious Tagliere (Italian style charcuterie board) created to pair perfectly with our wines
and give you a traditional Italian style tasting experience and still finish with a taste of our fortified directly from the barrel.
Get the full experience and enjoy a private guided vineyard tour, a glass of bubbles with your tour, followed by a full tasting
with winemaker Stefano or Sarah paired with one of our delicious Tagliere Plates and still finish with a taste of
our fortified directly from the barrel!
(Minimum 2 / Maximum 12 people).
Keep an eye out also for special events and open days through out the year!
Please note as we are a Mum and Dad operation and that makes us viticulturists, gardeners, winemakers, marketing, bartenders, cooks, dishwashers and cleaners and above all parents. We endeavour to open at every opportunity to service our wonderful customers but there are days we will be unable to open due to other commitments.
In general we will be unavailable for appointments during major wine festivals and limited appointments will be available during our busy harvest period of December / January however we will do our best to accommodate if possible.
Cheers Stefano and Sarah!